Mike Kakogiannakis

Mike Kakogiannakis

Investor | Clean Technology Ambassador | “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Award Winner | XTC Top 25
Product • UI/UX Design
Montreal, Canada
Skills
  • Design
  • Business Development
  • Clean Technology
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Engineering
  • Mobility
  • Product Innovation
  • Product Marketing
  • Sustainability
Experience
Real Estate Conglomerate

President @Real Estate Conglomerate • Co-Founder

Cite Media Group

CoFounder @Cite Media Group • Co-Founder

PARAGON Auto-Motive

Cofounder & CEO @PARAGON Auto-Motive • Co-Founder

We engineer emotions, united with car enthusiasts to co-create opulent EVs.

Amazing things Mike's made
An entrepreneurial spirit, I love to bring ideas to life. I built the Tomahawk supercar prototype and unveiled it at two International Auto Shows alongside government officials.

TOP 25 - EXTREME TECH CHALLENGE
LABELLED MEMBER - SOLAR IMPULSE FOUNDATION'S WORLD ALLIANCE
BEST TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION - ASSOCIATION QUÉBÉCOISE POUR LA MAÎTRISE DE L'ÉNERGIE (AQME)
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD - MONTREAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
REGIONAL WINNER - QUÉBEC ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONTEST
Recommendations

John Tzavelakos

I hope you succeed and you make a car that will beat the japanese and American Electrics. Good luck, it is a really cool looking car.

Renee Leblanc

Mike is an an amazing guy. I know he will go far in the electric car industry.
Still hopping to get a Québec built Tomahawk in the near futur.
Backing Mike and Dubuc Motors all the way!

Gaetan Leduc

J'ai connu Mike il y a une vingtaine d'années, j'ai le souvenir d'une personne avec qui il était agréable de discuter... tres disponible, sympathique, et avec une belle simplicité.... mes souvenirs sont tres positif et je lui souhaite de réussir dans ses entreprises...

Kathy Cohen recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

As a independent business person here in Quebec I I highly recommend anyone with vision to support this project. These two young men and their project are creating a great identity for Quebec and a positive impact on our environment ..... great things to come I am confident

Nicolas Dion recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Il faut absolument garder tous ses efforts au Québec. Notre belle province verte avec notre hydro-électricité.

J'espère être dans les premiers clients...

Nicolas Dion recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

We need to keep all those efforts in Quebec, the Green Province!

John Tzavelakos recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Je vois une voiture Canadienne et Électrique qui a des spécifications techniques extra-ordianaires. J'espère que vous reussissiez, et que votre projet atteint un sommet mondiale. Bonne chance a votre équipe.

Kosta Kopitas recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

I've known Mike for over 5 years and his drive and passion are what it takes to bring this project to life. Never seen anyone so committed and pationate to develop this type of vehicle and couldn't think of anyone better to lead this project

Costa Tsimiklis recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Mike is an excellent entrepreneur with vision and the motivation to get things done! I have seen the product first hand and it is all it promises and more!

Kathy Cohen recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Catherine Kargas Founding member at Transportation Evolution Institute | Institut de l'évolution du transport recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Electromobility is the future of mobility. The Tomahawk is engineered for the future of transportation. An electric sports car for an important part of our population.

Mike Kakogiannakis, the company's cofounder and CEO, is a true pleasure to work with. He is intelligent, respectful, reliable, hardworking, determined and passionate about electromobility.

I look forward to hearing the success story that will be the Tomahawk.

Jason Lee Rockman recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Great concept, great people and a great company!

John Tzavelakos recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Johnny Zobolas recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Mike is on a mission he's going straight to the top!!!!

Edmond isufi recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Canada desperately needs an economy like this and the world can benefit from this eco-friendly product! Great work Mike, all the best of luck with this fantastic project!

George Spiropoulos recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

The biggest secret will be out in 2017... Dubuc Motors is electrifying!! Love it!
Mike is rocking the next Canadian economy.

Stephane Lacerte Employee at PARAGON Auto-Motive recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Great project, great team!

Isabelle Tremblay-Perso recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Tout commence par un rêve... Mon prochain est de conduire la TOMAHAWK.

Une réalisation exemplaire de deux hommes passionnés de chez nous Mario Dubuc et Mike Kakogiannakis. Sexy, unique et en plus ÉLECTRIQUE !!!!

À chacun sa course!

Isabelle

A. Peter Relan Advisor at PARAGON Auto-Motive recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Mike is a missionary entrepreneur, and combined with Mario's ingenuity, he has the right ingredients to succeed. They have successfully identified an open segment in the electric car market, and have convinced me that their product is differentiated and will have some initial demand. For potential investors the key question is: can their model scale? But that is the point of early stage investment: to make a bet that good founders can crack the problems of getting the model to a point that it can scale. And then get the additional financing needed to scale it.

Johnny Zobolas recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Carlos Marques recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

I call them ,the green team with the absolut green machine..
This is the future car for Quebec. Mike and his team will aspire to achieve great heights...

François Roquet recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Patrick Simard recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Nice vision, great opportunity right now with the actual orientation of the Quebec government to promote electric cars, lets hope the company keep it's heart in Quebec, as well as his suppliers! :) Keep up the good work! Great designs!

Faidon Dimitriadis Business Analyst at Visiongain recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Dubuc Motors is a pioneer OEM within the BEV industry. I had the chance to cooperate with Mike. His work, his approach but also his vision proves the tremendous increase and growth that Dubuc Motors will follow.
I am waiting to see Dubuc's success but also company's future plans.
Keep up your excellent work.
-Automotive Industry Analyst

Georgios Tsoulfas recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Innovation could be applied in different aspects within our community. If the community itself is unwilling to lend support, this could restrict any progress. Within projects involving innovation, one needs to accept that there could be a number of obstacles that are out of our control and many individuals that will not help the its development for any particular reason.

It is evident that what Mr. Kakogiannakis and his fellow colleagues at Dubuc Motors are trying to accomplish, and will succeed in doing, is taking a step towards the future. What they are promoting is self-efficiency in order to free the population from their dependence on fossil fuels. They are helping the environment by eliminating the release of Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere, which in turn have a domino effect on our surroundings. It is inevitable that eventually we will run out of possibilities and a solution will be needed. This is the solution of the future! Be aware and open-minded. Help the cause!

Aboud Mounayerdji recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Mike is a great entrepreneur and has inovative ideas...combined with Mario's talent and vision they can only succeed. Awsome work! A++++++++++++++++++

Gilbert Saint-Jean recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

I've known Mike for 30 years and I also know that climate change is a reality we have to deal with now! Entrepreneurs like these dedicated fine gentlemen will push the governments ever more so to address the pollution problem that is causing so many illnesses and that is destroying our planet. I applaud them for taking a bold stand on what so many are afraid to tackle. Mike and Mario are definitely a team that can give birth to this wonderful line of products which is beneficial to both the consumer and the economy. It would be wise for any government to support such a great product created and manufactured here, in Canada! Mike has always been an extremely dedicated and hard working person, my recommendation is easy!

Pierre Lavoie recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Après avoir vu le prototype Tomahawk, je suis emballé par votre projet et je suis confiant que vous allez developper un véhicule électrique performant et de qualité.
Dubuc Motors a tous les atouts pour être un joueur clé afin de mener à bien l'électrification des transports au Québec et au Canada. Bon succès !

Barbara Paquette recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Electric supercars are the next step in the evolution of the electric car. Dubuc Motors is the company to revolutionize the industry. This company has what it takes to succeed. Lead by Mike and Mario two dynamic and passionate individuals who are determined to make their dream a reality. I have known Mike personally for over 30 years. His drive, perseverance, and commitment are second to none. There are great things to come from this team, of that I am sure!

Marie-Anne Paquette recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Mike and Mario are trailblazers in the world of electric supercars. Mike's vision combined with Mario's creativity make for a fierce team. They are two highly motivated individuals driven by an unstoppable passion to create a world class vehicle. Knowing this team's "drive" it won't be long before we see the Tomahawk on our roads. Dubuc Motors is THE company to watch for innovation and success!

Philippe Branch recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

The next big thing! Great vision! Good product

Redouane Mekideche recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

I recently had a chance to see the Tomahawk demo vehicles and talk to the owners of Dubuc Motors. The vehicle is really in a category of its own in terms of style and functionality. Not mentioning the fact that it is 100% electric which makes it really appealing. The owners are really dynamic, a good mix of creativity, ingenuity and strong business acumen. I hope to see many of Tomahawks on North American roads in a not too distant future.

Christos Petsinis recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

A Canadian first! This company is electrifying in every way, bringing value, employment opportunities and contributing in a big way to environmental issues we face today. I do not only recommend Dubuc Motors...I commend them for their cool green initiation. Mike is a trusted by all and has always delivered, looking forward to seeing the next electric supercar.

Nicholas Paradis recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Brilliant company putting brilliant vehicles on our planet! Thank you Dubuc

Les Evans recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

As a global business coach and speaker, I've heard a lot of people talk about innovation and creativity. All too often it is just that - talk. When I met Mike I was immediately impressed with his drive and vision, and those are two words that I do not hand out lightly. Elon Musk might be taking on the world on the high end electric model, but what about the "rest of us" who want a electric supercar with out the super price tag?! It's about darn time somebody scratched this itch!

Hadi B recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Based on my observation of his abilities, I strongly believe Mike has the potential to be an outstanding leader in this innovative technology.

George Xanthoudakis recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Although im not surprised im still pretty amazed with the concept of this car !! I have known Mike for almost 20 years now, since his early teens Mike had shown that he has an innovating entrepreneurial mind heart and soul !!
keep up the good work Mike !!

Brook Justin Ewert recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

A very easy recommendation, Mike has all the necessary hallmark traits of an entrepreneur that succeeds in whatever he does. Work ethic, tenacity, experience, connections, and most importantly unstoppable passion. Excited to see what the next couple years has in store for Dubuc Motors and their team. Expecting nothing but big things.

Francesco Miele recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

J'ai la chance de connaître Mike depuis plus de 20 ans. Je reconnais en lui la même personne, déterminée et passionnée prête à pousser les limites toujours plus loin. C'est de ce genre d'entrepreneur que le Québec a besoin, dont l'ambition pour le renouveau et l'excellence est palpable. Il sait s'entourer de bonnes personnes afin de pouvoir livrer un produit de qualité, à la fois innovateur et bon pour l'environnement prenant sa source de nos matières premières locales. À travers ses diverses instances, le Québec a souvent donné sa chance à des incubateurs et certains de ceux ci sont devenus aujourd'hui des géants, vrais fleurons de notre savoir faire. Il est fort probable que nous soyons devant deux entrepreneurs qui continueront de nous rendre fiers et dont leur produit fera l'envie du monde. Je souhaite longue vie à Dubuc Motors et surtout je les remercie pour leur audace qui fera tomber les barrières. Francesco Miele, Montréal

Christopher Calado Logistics Coordinator at PARAGON Auto-Motive recommended PARAGON Auto-Motive where Mike is Co-Founder

Mike is a talented and determined individual. He and his team have developed an amazing product which needs to be pursued because products like this are lacking in our daily lives.